If you were the employer and you have 2 candidates for the 1 Junior dev position.
Candidate 1: With degree but no work experience at all
Candidate 2: NO degree and no work experience
Both of them have zero professional dev experience and they only started learning less than a year ago. They have similar skills and presented their projects and both of them excel your expectation during the interview and coding challenges for the Junior position but you can only pick one for the position which one would you choose? Candidate 1 or 2?